Pickled Cucumber Relish

A crunchy, easy quick pickled cucumber relish is a perfect topping to a summer salad or platter accompaniment. It tastes like summer in a jar, incorporating fresh cucumbers, ginger, red onion and chillies.Keep a jar of this quick pickle in the fridge to add to any summer meal, or as a relish for a light curry, like this Thai prawn curry.


Cooking Methods

  • Pickling



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes


  • 60ml (1/4 cup) white wine vinegar
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) water
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • ½ cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) ginger, grated
  • 1 small chili, finely chopped
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) coriander, finely chopped


For the Cucumber Relish:

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt together until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Once cooled, stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Serve the curry with the cucumber relish, jasmine rice, and lime wedges.